"As previously stated, while no US service members were killed . . . several were treated for concussion symptoms from the blast."
Samad had condemned Iraqi forces for ... cracking down on anti-regime protesters, while allowing others to attack the US Embassy.
“Three Iraqi soldiers who were on guard at the airbase gate were injured as a result of the shelling.”
Intelligence from Israel helped confirm the details of Solemani's location.
The target was reportedly a quantity of recently-transferred rockets and ballistic missiles, as well as engineering equipment.
Despite Iran's claims it seeks no further escalation, the rocket fire in the Green Zone by its proxy militia makes it clear the conflict is far from over.
The order applies only to US operators; however, a number of international airlines have also rerouted their flights around the region as well.
The attack is seen as the "official launch" of the start of Iran's “Operation Soleimani.”
US Army General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff: The letter was a draft document sent for feedback, unsigned. "Not what's happening."
"The Iraqi government must work to end the presence of any foreign troops on Iraqi soil and prohibit them from using its land, airspace or water for any reason."
Already on Saturday, rockets and mortar shells were being launched against US targets in Baghdad and Mosul, although no one was physically injured in any of the attacks.
There were also unconfirmed reports that Iranian-backed militia groups were evacuating bases as far north in Syria as Aleppo.
Iran vowed on Friday to avenge the death of IRGC Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani, assassinated last Thursday in a US air strike.
On Friday, after news broke about Soleimani's killing, thousands in Iraq and other places went out to celebrate in the streets, and candy was given out.
"To the Iranian government: Be careful what you wish for — a country that depends on the ability to refine oil for its existence needs to be cautious."
"It won't be a war fought for just a day or two. I can't promise short wars... National resilience will be called upon."
"We are making a great effort, visible and covert, to prevent our enemies from arming themselves with accurate weapons, even at the cost of a confrontation."
According to Israeli firm ImageSat International, the tunnel could serve as secure storage for advanced weapons or other sensitive material.
Hundreds of people have been killed during the protests, many by Iran-backed Sh'ite militias operating in the country.
ISIS is still believed to be operational in 18 countries across the world, including Afghanistan, Pakistan, Mali, Egypt, Somalia, Bangladesh, Indonesia, and the Philippines.
In addition, satellite images show that work has continued on two border crossings on both sides of the Syria-Iraq border.
According to some reports, the warehouse belongs to the Popular Mobilization (PMU), an Iranian-backed militia force in Iraq.
There is no information as of yet regarding casualties and material damage.
The Iran-back Shia militias in Iraq are regrouping, relocating and are moving their weapon caches to other locations.
Rouhani was secretary of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) for 16 years, and he boasted how he was using talks with Western powers to buy time to advance Iran's nuclear program.
London-based Arabic daily reports that Israeli F-35 stealth fighters were used to carry out two strikes on Iranian assets in Iraq this month; no comment from Israel.
According to Al Arabia, the weapons stored in the facility were Iranian-made missiles.
The upgraded Albukamal crossing is expected to serve as an Iranian land bridge through Iraq to Syria and from there to Lebanon, posing a new threat to Israel’s security.
The attack came just a few days after the U.S. State Department ordered all non-essential personnel to evacuate the country.
A US-backed force in Syria on Saturday was hours away from surrounding the last ISIS fighters in an area less than a square mile in eastern Syria.